It doesn't seem possible that it’s our season finale already. . .These eight episodes have gone so fast, and even though many months were spent filming these decorative creations for your delight, it now seems like a nano-second, and even I am longing to see more. The many adventures we have had this season, from dramatic New York penthouses with vast marble tables swinging high above the streets (dangerously dangled and hoisted up by a wickedly expensive crane), to wild adventures in exotic and magnificent India, creating collections of orientalist inspired accessories and table top whilst being dazzled by the colors of drenched pink cities and tantalizingly spectacular scenery.
From creating a dream pad for a movie star in hues of soft purple and lilac, to a legendary dining room for a fashion mogul, lacquered in lipstick red with patent leather drapes, my decorating has swung the pendulum of eclectic styles, mixing the bold with the beautiful, the old with the new, and the high with the low. . .All to the delight (at least I hope) of my wonderful and loyal clientele, friends, and viewers.
Now with our finale, I get to complete an 18th-century English pub, set deep in the Kent countryside for my sister and her family. This highly personal decorative journey has had its ups and downs (with all the drama and tears) but ultimately, this 200 year-old building delivers. My only desire is to finish, as fast as possible, this restoration of a sleeping jewel so my sister can start a new business and life for her family. Last week's episode saw the beginnings of the journey and some ghostly interventions, but in this week's you will see how we overcome all the crazy obstructions. Finally, we revealed to the world a beautiful and warmly welcoming environment for the locals of Chislehurst and travelers alike to enjoy a British pint or a choice vintage of wine whilst surrounded in pub-style luxury that these days is becoming so rare to find.
Your accent drove me NUTS this season (and every season). Please admit it's totally fake. If not, sorry, it's dreadfully obnoxious.
Loved that you stayed at the Haymarket hotel in London. My absolute favorite place to stay. I could recognize that hallway wallpaper anywehere
Season was MUCH too short! Will really miss it. Thank you for sharing your family with us. Wonderful job on the pub and I hope it is working out for your sister and brother-in-law!
Martyn, that wallpaper is EVERYTHING! It MADE that pub!! Chalk one more up to you, delicious!!
Martin dearest, working with your sister and helping pull a family project together showed you in such a different light and I'm glad to have seen it.
Prior to that you just felt so unrelatable with such a-fect that it was hard to warm up to who you were as a person and how that translated into your design philosophy.
So BRAVO to you darling - it's not just about the paisley in your life after all! The connectedness to family and friends and your loyalty to both is as high as the thread count on your custom 4 poster bed ;)
Thanks for a great season, martyn. Hope youre all back soon. I still think that NY table top was a ridiculous extravagance and totally impractical(they have to get it OUT at some point!) but on the whole you pull off that luxurious look really well. I wish I had their budgets! Good luck x